Originally Posted by Chris09
Chris, I dont make statements without support for it. If I am not sure of my information I am the type of person who has no problem saying so, and if i do not know something I research and ask questions and never claim that I know it.
I can remember where on a page I read a phrase, and where in the book it was, and on which facing page.
When I say I am smart, it is based upon my school grades, testing results, and work experience. I have an IQ that is on the far right of that bell curve, test in the high nineties in every subject, graduated at the top of my class, and at work I saved a multi multi million dollar piece of equipment because I argued with an engineer until he I made him see what was wrong, and I had to do this while 7 coworkers told me I was wrong (which I was not).
I am not the smartest person I know and I certainly do not claim to know everything. I am not the most talented person I know. I am not the most capable or skilled. But I spent a good deal of my life trying to hide how smart I am because I just wanted to blend in and fit in. I no longer care about that because I am not responsible for my ability, it was a gift and I appreciate it.
I went to heat stress articles because they fit the discussion: corn as a feed in scratch, temperature, calorie use, and nutrient requirements were what were being discusssed. i said at the beginning that corn is high calorie food, that calorie requirement is less than summer than in winter, that corn is good for putting fat on animals, and fat makes heat harder to handle as well as causing other health issues.
I supported every point of this with documents. Now you want to nitpick and argue that some were specific to broilers? So what is wrong with that when I was discussing how corn is used for rapid weight gain! Broilers are the birds with the most rapid growth and the ones that are most studied for their weight gain, carcass weight and fat/protein percentages, and the ones that get fed finisher! (By the way, high corn content was also discussed for its benefit in creating fat cells in chicks up to a week old which adds to their weight gain and carcass weight and fat percentage when given a finisher feed before slaughter).
Finally, I always admit when I am wrong...Chris I am NOT wrong.